Connor MacKenzie Clark Inquest concludes - statement by Hilary Meredith Solicitors (June 21, 2024).

Hilary Meredith Solicitors represented Mrs Tracy Clark at the Article 2 Inquest into the tragic loss of her son Connor MacKenzie Clark (deceased) on June 12, 2021.

Following the final day of the Inquest, Simon Quinn, Partner and Head of Military at Hilary Meredith Solicitors said: “This is a very sad case and unfortunately yet another example of a young life lost too soon. 

“After delays by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and following a long wait for an Inquest date, we hope that the Inquest has finally provided Mrs Clark with the answers she needed and deserved. 

“As the MoD’s actions, inactions and failings have once again been brought to light, it is now clear that a change in culture and attitude within the MoD is long overdue, so that lessons can be learnt, immediate changes made and future loss of life avoided. 

“A light now needs to be shone into the darkest recess of the MoD holding those who have allowed or permitted this culture to be held accountable. At Hilary Meredith Solicitors, we have witnessed first-hand the devastating impact of suicide, not only affecting the victim but their family and friends.   

“Hilary Meredith Solicitors was privileged to represent Mrs Clark throughout this ordeal and would also like to thank our Counsel, Mr Christian Taylor of Exchange Chambers for his representations at the Inquest. We look forward to receiving the Coroner’s findings, which are expected next Friday, June 28, 2024.”

Hilary Meredith Solicitors would also like to thank Mrs Clark for the strength and courage she has displayed throughout this matter and at the Inquest, in particular when providing her evidence on the first day.